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CBS
Mar 7, 2011 4:30am PST
. >> reporter: worry about the stability of countries in the middle east, now worry about u.s. economic recovery is urging the obama administration toward tapping the strategic reserve. >> it is one we are considering, it has been done in very rare occasions there is a bunch of factors that have to be looked at and it is just not the price. >> reporter: america's strategic petroleum research every holds 777 million-barrels of oil. selling oil from the reserve at $100 a barrel could ease the federal deficit but new york times report online says obama administration is concerned about taking oil from the reserve when there is excess oil production capacity around the world. when the reserve was tapped in 2005 after hurricane katrina. oil prices dropped 9% now? >> i think it is time and we need to look at other sources of energy. >> reporter: now is not the time some say. >> not the strategic reserve i am buying an electric car tomorrow and it will give me the patriotic pleasure of not sending money overseas to someone trying to blow us up. >>> tapping the reserve would free up supply but only have
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 4:30am PDT
's stricken nuclear power plant, the u.s. is arranging charter flights for americans who want to leave japan. i'm charlie d'agata in yoshita, japan, with the story coming up. >> the desperate search for loved ones during japan's worst crisis since world war ii. good morning, it is thursday, march 17, 2011, st. patrick's day. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 4:30. a good day to be hoop fans. we have a lot of basketball here on cbs. >> weather-wise, we have a lot of rain don't we, lawrence. >> all this rain is going to make everything nice and green around the bay area. yeah, happy st. patrick's day, folks. if you are heading out, things are going to be mostly dry today. but we do have a chance of a few showers north of the golden gate bridge. behind that, though, we have a significant storm system. that one is on the way. looks like friday could be a very wet and wild day around the bay area. we'll have more on that coming up. right now, let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> dry for now. it's made for a very calm quiet start to our morning commute. in f
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 4:30am PDT
. new information on how the cia has been helping the u.s. mission. >>> good morning, it is thursday, the 31st day of march, last day of march, i'm sydnie kohara. >> true! hard to believe. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30. it is thursday. it is opening day for a lot of baseball teams including our giants. and well -- what do you think? >> yeah! baseball season! >> we could be getting ready to go to the game instead of sitting here. >> some parts of the country are worried about snow but we got the sunshine, some record- breaking heat showing up around the bay area yesterday. we're going to top that again today. if we hit all these temperatures right here, these are all be records. about 84 in san francisco. 84 in oakland. 85 in san jose. a fantastic day ahead. elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. it was hot yesterday, in san francisco. roadwork, new roadwork in livermore. eastbound five five between 580, no delay right now in your westbound 580 commute direction. looks great towards pleasanton in fact we have no big hot spots, no major accidents out there now, which is a ni
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 4:30am PDT
problems at its nuclear power plants, president obama says he understands our concern about u.s. facilities but says there is a need for all types of energy sources and they are all closely monitored. >> obviously, all energy sources have their down sides. we saw that with the gulf spill last summer. but i do think it's important for us to think through constantly how can we improve nuclear technology to deal with additional safety concerns that people have. >> in an interview with a pittsburgh television station, the president said u.s. facilities are designed to withstand strong earthquakes though nothing is completely foolproof. >>> japan's stocks rebounded after two days of losses. the nikkei finished up nearly 6%. yesterday it closed at its lowest level in almost two years after falling 16% over two days. >>> key markets in germany, britain and france also up a bit today. >>> here in the u.s., futures suggest a slightly positive day on wall street. >>> well, the air we breathe is being checked for possible dangers from japan's damaged nuclear plant. a device on top of a building in dow
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
stops in chile and el salvador. the trip is aimed at reinforcing u.s. ties with latin america. it's a tough time, though, for president obama to leave on a foreign trip. he is already dealing with a nuclear crisis in japan, fighting in libya and turmoil in the mideast. >>> 4:45. house of representatives has voted to cut federal funding to npr. the house voted along party lines to end federal funding, lot senate passage is very unlikely. it's home to programs like car talk and all thing considered. recently an npr employee was overheard saying they don't need federal funding. >>> beginning march 28, the "new york times" will begin charging for unlimited access to its website and mobile services. the fees will range from $15 to $35 a month depending on what level of access you want. print subscribers will not be charged. >>> 4:46. the bay area custodian under arrest after a disturbing crime on campus. that story coming up. >>> people in the south bay sound off on a new proposed area code. their concerns coming up. >>> when it comes to reliability, the best car to buy. a school on th
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 4:30am PDT
. the white house says mr. obama will talk about what the u.s. and our allies are doing and what the u.s. policy in libya will be. >>> turkey taking over operations of a key libyan airport to help get humanitarian aid to the country. rebels in libya have recovered hundreds of miles of territory since nato air strikes began and are closing in on qaddafi's hometown of surt. nato has agreed to take full command of the operation in libya. the u.s. mission there getting mixed reviews. >> i think the military mission has gone quite well. >> this policy is characterized by confusion, indecision and delay. >> there should have been a debate as to why it was in our vital interest. >> defense secretary robert gates admits libya doesn't pose a threat to america but he says what happens there could impact other parts of the middle east where the u.s. has something at stake. >>> the president is expected to speak at 4:30 p.m. our time. we'll have live coverage right here on cbs 5 and continuing developments on libya on the cbs 5 eyewitness news at 5:00. >>> 4:34 your time. we're following developing
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 4:30am PDT
nato duties, the president says the u.s. will provide assistance to the libyan people. we will safeguard $33 billion in the qaddafi regime's frozen assets to help rebuild the country. and the president said he ruled out targeting moammar qaddafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a costly mistake. >>> the president's speech at 4:30 in the afternoon didn't have a big audience here in the bay area. an informal survey by cbs 5 found very few people saw it. we did talk with some people, though, who heard at least part of the president's comments on the radio. >> i think he's doing a good job. i think he's trying to reassure people that we have a limited involvement and keep it humanitarian. >> i found myself rolling my eyes a little bit like, really? yeah. for the reasons they were talking about invading libya and what not. >> today president obama will give separate interviews to the three major network news anchors including cbs' katie couric. >>> power company official in japan say plutonium has been detected in soil outside that damaged nuclear power plan
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 4:30am PST
in a brawl on the geraldo show. you may remember the episode when geraldo broke his nose. >>> u.s. supreme court says you may not like the church group that goes around and demonstrates at military funerals, but they do have the right to do it. justices ruled 8-1 yesterday in favor of that westboro baptist church kansas-based group which makes headlines for demonstrating outside of fun raffles fallen u.s. servicemembers claiming god is punishing the military for the the nation's tolerance of homosexuality. >>> the moammar qaddafi is going on the counter offensive in the eastern part of the country controlled by anti- government rebels. today warplanes struck an oil port. it appears the target was an airstrip that belongs to an oil complex on the mediterranean coast. in a nearby town, health officials say 14 people have died in fighting between rebels and government forces. opposition leaders are pleading for foreign powers to launch air strikes to help oust qaddafi, who has been in power for more than four decades. >>> the white house keeping up pressure on qaddafi to resign as some membe
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 4:30am PDT
of the operation in the coming days. >>> still, u.s. warplanes will keep flying combat missions against libyan ground forces. secretary of state hillary clinton says the operation has already met some accomplishments. >>> a massacre in benghazi was prevented. qaddafi's air force and air defenses have been rendered largely ineffective. and the coalition is in control of the skies above libya. >> there were more coalition air offenses overnight. french and british warplanes attacked several of qaddafi's related targets. >>> in a setback in the damaged nuclear power complex in japan, operators have stopped work at units one, two and three to check on radiation levels. they think radioactive water that burned two workers may have come from a breach in the reactor core. a number of known deaths from the earthquake and tsunami in japan is now over 10,000. police say more than 17,000 people are still listed as missing. >>> and people ran from a building as a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook burma. aftershocks are still being felt and power is out. >>> public utilities commission giving pg&e a chance to
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 4:30am PST
to look after herself and her future instead of focusing on phillip. >>> 4:35. the u.s. is outraged following comments by moammar qaddafi. he claims his people love him and would die for him. as susan mcguinness reports, the u.s. could soon take military action in libya. >> reporter: troops loyal to moammar qaddafi are fighting to take back territory now in rebel hands. amateur video captured this firefight between pro- and anti- government forces in misurata, libya's third largest city. the uprising that began last month poses the biggest threat yet to qaddafi. his bloody crackdown has left hundreds, possibly thousands dead. still in an interview with abc news, qaddafi laughed off calls for him to step down and denied using force against his own people. >> they love me, all my people love me, they love me all. >> but if they do love you. >> they would die to protect me and my people. >> reporter: qaddafi's comments drew outrage from u.s. officials and some of the harshest criticisms left, they called him delusional. >> when he can laugh and talking to americans and international j
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am PDT
the u.s. is responding to the radiation risk. >>> good morning. it is monday, march 14. i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie has the morning off. >> i'm frank mallicoat. time 4:30. did you have a good weekend? >> i did. are you still adjusting to the time change? i feel a little off, more than usual. >> it's actually 3:30 so that's a little early. >> and it's monday. >> julie watts made it in today and i guess the forecast is a little damp today. did you guys notice did you try and set your iphone for 2 a.m.? you can't do it. >> you mentioned this last year. >> it happens every year and drives me crazy. >> mine went backwards. >> mine still didn't go off. i'm still waking up, folks. we have some showers out there. newark towards fremont and west of pleasanton this morning. light scattered showers lingering throughout the early- morning hours as we head on into later today we'll dry out. but wetter and cooler conditions are on the way. we'll talk more about that coming up. but first, check your roads with gianna. >> hey, good morning. of course with this rain comes a soggy morning commute. fi
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 4:30am PDT
you. >>> in libya today, u.s. officials say an american plane has crashed and two crewmembers were able to eject. just about 15 minutes ago, the military said both airmen are now safe. this comes as the united states is scaling back its goal in operation odyssey dawn over libya. international forces led most of the latest missions against ruler moammar qaddafi's forces. a third night of bombing stopped their advances but disorganization among rebels is keeping them from taking advantage. a video on youtube appears to show an attack on libyan civilians. there is no word on possible casualties from that explosion. the u.n. security council has rejected libya's call for an emergency meeting to stop the military operation. and china is also calling for a cease-fire. the coalition forces are planning to expand the no-fly zone. >> the extension of the no-fly zone will enable us to have a greater freedom of movement and the other thing it provides is a greater ability for humanitarian assistance. >> president obama says the united states will turn over full control of the mission to other
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 4:30am PDT
libya to protect civilians, president obama says the u.s. will hand over control of the mission within days. >> we will continue to support the efforts to protect the libyan people. but we will not be in the lead. >> the u.s. and european coalition have fired more than 160 tomahawk cruise missiles at a cost of more than a million dollars apiece. >>> and three journalists who were released in tripoli today four days after they were captured by the libyan government. two of them work for a french news service, the other a photographer for getty images. so far they are not going public with details of their detainment. four "new york times" journalists recently held for six days said they were abused while in captivity. >>> in japan new concerns about spread of radiation and another setback in the effort to prevent a nuclear meltdown. black smoke is rising out of one of the reactors at the crippled plant prompting another evacuation. this problem comes after workers got a major step closer to ending the crisis altogether. they restored electricity to the nuclear power plant but they have
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 4:30am PST
to travel by air this summer, you might want to lock in a flight now. several u.s. carrier, including american, delta and u.s. airways, they're bumping up many domestic fares by $10 a round trip this week. the reason? to cover the surging cost of jet fuel. it was the sixth time this year carriers have hiked fares. the government says the airlines are enjoying the best earnings in four years because of a combination of higher fares, fewer flights, and more fees charged passengers. >>> well, the warehouse chain costco is no longer selling several types of seafood. any type of seafood considered threatened by overharvesting is no longer able in the company's stores and the list includes a dozen items including chilean sea bass and orange roughy and shark. and some other retailers have made similar decisions and many environmentalists are pleased. >> when you get companies like costco, arimark, whole foods market, walmart, all of these organizations saying we're going to switch the way we source seafood, what they're doing is saying to their suppliers, we want you to produce this fish in
CBS
Mar 9, 2011 4:30am PST
's latest threat to the u.s. if world leaders intervene. >>> good morning. it is wednesday, march 9. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. good morning. 4:30 is your time. let's king kick it over to weather. the warmest day of the week. we have patchy fog so be careful. through the day the fog is going to start to disappear. >>> temperatures are going to warm up to the 60s and low 70s. enjoy it, we have storms lining up after that. we'll have more on that in a few minutes. first elizabeth has traffic. >> is this going to be sit in the sun kind of day, no, sorry. >> wishful thinking. we are off to a nice start. we have a little bit of overnight roadwork extending for another half hour or so including some along the dumbarton bridge. there's live look at traffic heading towards the toll plaza and it sounds like that construction is in the westbound and eastbound lanes of 84. otherwise quiet especially here at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays into san francisco. more traffic coming up and weather. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> today marks six months since the
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 4:30am PST
. u.s. security officials say plans to implement a no-fly zone over libya should continue but they don't think it would do much to stop attacks on the rebels. >>> dalai lama is stepping down as the political leader of the tibetan government in exile. the 76-year-old made the announcement last night on the anniversary of the 1959ty death pan uprising against chinese control. he wants the government based in india to have more power. next week the community is expected to elect someone to take the reins. the dalai lama said he would like to live as a monk. >>> more cases could be dropped because of accusations of police misconduct in san francisco. district attorney george gascon has dropped 57 cases so far. they are all linked to eight officers under investigation for raiding hotel rooms without warrants. hotel cameras caught a team of police officers conducting drug searches. the officers are accused of falsifying police reports about what really happened. >>> a proposal to cut down on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in san jose cleared a key hurdle. yesterday, the city co
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 4:30am PST
that slammed ashore. we do have word at this hour that all u.s. servicemembers at the u.s. base in in okinawa have been accounted for. the quake hit at 9:46 p.m. last night our time. it was centered off the japanese coast. charlie d'agata continues our coverage. >> it looks like the tsunami has engulfed several cities. >> reporter: a wall of water raced across farmland in northeastern japan sweeping cars and even buildings aside. a massive 8.9 earthquake off the coast triggered a 30-foot tsunami that washed away everything in its path. a tsunami warning has been issued throughout most of the pacific ocean including the entire west coast of the united states, hawaii, alaska and canada. cars bobbed in the water in the port cities. people raced to higher ground. the quake sparked fires that burned-out of control up and down the coast and at one oil refinery east of tokyo. a government spokesman urged people to stay calm. office workers were caught in swaying buildings in the capital. the quake struck in the middle of the afternoon. they are used to earthquakes in japan but this is the biggest in
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 4:30am PDT
. outside the compounds officials showed off what they claimed were pieces of a rocket. u.s. officials insist it's too still early to say what the end game is but they are already declaring success in their effort to enforce the u. n.'s no-fly zone and protect the people. >> we judge them to be successful in degrading the regimes air capability. >> reporter: officials maintain ghadafi is not a target but it's clear they want him out of power. >> he's a thug. >> reporter: his response, he's firing back with threats of a long war. >>> jury selection begins today in the federal perjury trial of barry bonds. he's accused of lying to a grand jury seven years ago when he said he knowingly never took steroids. he's the last defendant. ten people including bonds former trainer have already been convicted. we'll have a live report coming up in a half an hour. >>> santa clara is trying to stay one step ahead of jerry brown's proposal. right now there's 4.5 million pot in the hands of the newly formed stadium authority. city officials are concerned the state might still want to grab that. they ma
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 4:30am PDT
damaged the plant. officials have been scrambling to avoid a meltdown ever since and are now asking the u.s. for help. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water and other resources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cool. >> reporter: fears of a full- blown meltdown have spread to tokyo located 150 miles from the plant. officials there have detected low levels of radiation and a shift in winds threatens to push it even further. even without a possible nuclear disaster, japan is facing its worst crisis since world war ii. the death toll from the quake and tsunami jumped today to more than 2400 confirmed dead but official warn that number is likely to top 10,000. now the country faces an economic crisis, as well. this morning, japanese stocks plummeted more than 10%. in oyama, japan, charlie d'agata, cbs 5. ou can see the waves hi >>> and we are getting more amateur video of the moments just before the powerful tsunami hit japan. you can see the waves hitting the shore, smashing boats in the bay while all the seagulls scatter. nea
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 4:30am PDT
and other civilians from forces loyal to libyan leader moammar qaddafi. one u.s. commander says the air strikes have left qaddafi's air force incapable of fighting. >>> and in japan, two workers have been hurt while trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown there. officials say their feet touched radioactive elements at the crippled power plant. they are hospitalized with burns. workers were reportedly exposed to levels below the government- allowed maximum. >>> and the japanese government is asking people not to hoard supplies like bottled water. yesterday, people raced out to stores after tokyo's tap water was found to have levels of radioactive iodine too high for infants to drink. officials now say the levels have since gone down. >>> 4:37. today state regulators will consider fining pg&e millions of dollars for not providing safety documents in a timely fashion. now, this is all the latest fallout from last year's deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno. the public utilities commission will consider charging the san francisco-based utility a million dollars a day. pg&e says it may need t
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 4:30am PDT
towns in libya. today nato starts taking full control of military operations. the u.s. is stepping up its assault on libyan targets. 22 cruise missiles have been fired at weapons storage sites around tripoli yesterday and today. president obama talks about the situation in libya this morning on "the early show" here on cbs 5. erica hill asked mr. obama about efforts to get ruler moammar qaddafi to leave. >> we have ratchet up our diplomatic and political pressure on him. that's what secretary clinton's meeting with other interested parties in london was all about. >> you can see that entire interview with us right here on cbs 5 on "the early show" starting today at 7:00. >>> in japan, radiation and sea water near the crippled nuclear power plant is at its highest level yet. nuclear safety officials say it's more than 3300 times the legal limit, a sign more contaminated water is leaking from the complex into the ocean but insist it's not a threat. the stress to the crisis taking its toll on the president of the plant's utility. he has been hospitalized with high blood pressure. >>> cit
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